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Borderlands 2 Weapon Part Charts
By TITOMOSQUITO187 and 1 collaborators
Weapon Parts Charts (images). Use these to find the best combination of parts for each GUN type and their impact on your weapons. It's not just about the weapon color, or the weapon level! It's about the barrel, scope, grip, body, and special accessories from each manufacturer as well to build your ultimate gun. Having the weapon parts all from one manufacturer offers additional bonuses.

For example: On an Assault Rifle the Vladof stock increases Recoil Recovery, but at the same time it has the negative of increased recoil in general so certain parts may have a tradeoff. Sometimes it does nothing at all in the case of a Bandit Stock, which will have no effect on the overall gun stats, or mechanics. Bandit in general sucks. xD

NOTE: While we have gotten some helpful images and links for Shield stats, we can always use more right!? So I will leave this section here for now. If anyone has information about shield parts that I can add to the guide please let me know in the comments. Videos, and/or images are preferred so they can be added directly to the guide. Many have asked for it, but I have yet to find anything easy to read and use for it. I will give you full credit for recommending it, and of course the original creator(s) if it wasn't you. Thanks for any help! :D

***NEW*** Doesn't look like there are any proper SMG charts around with the stocks listed on them, BUT the user loomynartylenny provided some SMG STOCK info they found found in this video ( https://youtu.be/RZoshtz4aPY ) from channel 'Admiral Bahroo' on Youtube, which made similar videos for all the other weapons too! The text is listed below the image chart in the SMG section now. Thanks! :D ***NEW***

<><><><>NEWEST<><><><>SHIELD CHART from @threePwnyPlease give myself and @threePwny some feedback on his Shields chart he made recently and I will add it to the guide proper when I get som more time. You can find it in his last comment from Feb 13, 2018, or just read it here, but check his previous comments for more context on his thoughts as well please :)

Originally posted by threePwny:
Feb 13 @ 12:27pm
So I got a new, [hopefully] more accurate and useful chart here[imgur.com]

While I probably could make 9 charts with exact values for each shield type, I figured it was easier to go the route of ranking the bonuses by factors of the base increment. So, for example, Bandit has the smallest capacity bonus, so its rank is 1. Pangolin's capacity bonus is 8 times larger, so its rank is 8. Vladof has the same number as Bandit, but as a penalty, so its rank is -1. And so on, and so on.

I also decided to keep bonuses green and penalties red, because I think it's more readable than trying to color code by magnitude, especially since each stats' ranks range from -8 to 8, and I don't want to pick out 16 colors.

Previous SHIELD CHART *still in guide* (Note: @threePwny's chart above is likely more useful, but leaving this all in until i can get more time to fix everything and you guys give me some more feedback) we got this earlier recommendation for a shield chart from Joey Bouncer in the comments.

Also, posted earlier, which I never got around to posting in the guide either (oops), is a Reddit chart about Shields and and general sttats that Meruzmi told me about as well.

Thanks to you all for all of us! Cheers!

These shield charts provide images of each part for each manufacturer and how they upgrade, or in some cases downgrade the weapon stats and mechanics. It allows you to see what manufacturers give you the best bonuses for your playstyle. threePwny's are more updated and accurate though it appears thus far. Let me know what you guys think works best!

VLADOF RULES!

All gun chart images and content created by Zikel from Reddit. You can thank him for this awesome contribution to the Borderlands 2 community, and other contributors in the thread here: Borderlands 2 Weapon Parts Charts

Note: If anyone else deserves to be mentioned as a source here let me know and I will add them. :)
 
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Assault Rifles
Click image and then click the url in the url bar for maximum image size and quality if you have trouble reading at the current size. Due to image quality and size it had to be scaled down a bit to fit into Steam's 2MB and under image requirements.

Pistols
Click image and then click the url in the url bar for maximum image size and quality if you have trouble reading at the current size. Due to image quality and size it had to be scaled down a bit to fit into Steam's 2MB and under image requirements.

Rocket Launchers (RPGs)
Click image and then click the url in the url bar for maximum image size and quality if you have trouble reading at the current size. Due to image quality and size it had to be scaled down a bit to fit into Steam's 2MB and under image requirements.

Shotguns
Click image and then click the url in the url bar for maximum image size and quality if you have trouble reading at the current size. Due to image quality and size it had to be scaled down a bit to fit into Steam's 2MB and under image requirements.

Sniper Rifles
Click image and then click the url in the url bar for maximum image size and quality if you have trouble reading at the current size. Due to image quality and size it had to be scaled down a bit to fit into Steam's 2MB and under image requirements.

Submachine Guns (SMGs)
Click image and then click the url in the url bar for maximum image size and quality if you have trouble reading at the current size. Due to image quality and size it had to be scaled down a bit to fit into Steam's 2MB and under image requirements.

*NEW* Doesn't look like there are ANY proper SMG charts around with the stocks listed properly on them, BUT the user loomynartylenny provided the proper info and it is listed below the image chart for this section. Thanks! :D

I did however find a Gearbox forum post that tested stocks for all guns here: http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=197170

Combined with this "Stock attributes and when they matter" thread: http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=196758


Thanks to Steam user: loomynartylenny for finding the SMG Stocks info below. It was found in the video ( https://youtu.be/RZoshtz4aPY ) from channel 'Admiral Bahroo' made for BL2 Weapon Parts! You can find the rest of his parts videos as well as some other mechanics vids for BL2 in this playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZmy-OyMDzN77PE4ErTTGoq8ilAqlrP28

Note that if you turn on annotations in his parts videos that it will show you the Prefixes for each brand for each accessory. The accessory is what gives the prefix for each gun obviously, so if you memorize these you won't even need to look at the accessory part to know which one it is. The most obvious ones are the blade on the gun that gives +50% melee damage with prefixes like Cutting, Bladed, etc. ;)

SMG STOCKS INFO:

DAHL
+ massive recoil reduction
+ increases Dahl SMG bullet burst count (+1 bullet/burst, only for Dahl SMGs)
- slight accuracy decrease


HYPERION

+ accuracy
+ recoil reduction
+ recoil reduction on first shot/accuracy recovery (Hyperion SMGs only)

BANDIT
= Magikarp (ie. nothing)

TEDIORE
+ Slight recoil reduction
- Slight accuracy reduction

MALIWAN
+ slight increase in accuracy
Shields
Finally! Some sort of info about shields! Thanks to JoeyBouncer in the comments for linking to this image. Much appreciated! Also, thank you to the uploader at imgur[imgur.com]. If anyone knows the original source, or MORE shield images we can use for stats let me know! :)

Meruzmi has also linked us to a Reddit chart as well that has general shileld stat info based on Manufacturer. You can find that here, or below this chart.

This stuff can be found in the Borderlands Wiki too. Shield Components Images[borderlands.wikia.com] and the Manufacturer Bonuses[borderlands.wikia.com]. Image quality is a tad better tahan this chart, but it isn't one whole image to copy to here so you'll ahe to go tere to see it, but that kind of defeats the purpose of using the overalay on Steam and the guides right? ;)


Image Sources, SHiFT Guide recommendation, Other stuff
The Creator(s) of These Images


These images are thanks to Zikel and possibly other users from Reddit and the use of Infographic. There may be a slight mix of images from the web from another source, but I am unaware if they are. The origin of this project (I almost positive that this is the original source anyways) started here in this Reddit thread (Borderlands 2 Weapon Parts Charts) by the author Zikel who gives us these great resources for even MORE things to look for while weapon hunting.

Please let me know if someone else deserves credit for some of these images. I tried to find every source for them and it always went back to Reddit! I definitely did not create these images myself so if you use Reddit tell Zikel how awesome his work is! :)

Thanks Zikel and everyone else involved at Reddit! If you have any issues with me creating this guide let me know.

Awesome SHiFT Codes Guide

I also recommend this great guide from FierstArter 3.0 (Active SHiFT codes (Golden Keys)) as a favorite to keep up to date with the newest and Active SHIFT codes to pump up your stock of Golden Keys and get a bunch of free purples from the gold chest in Santuary. I acquired aproximately 100 Golden Keys from the current list alone, and it is updated regularly with new Codes whenever they are released. So keep track of the comments there for new codes every few days. That is unless you want to follow Gearbox on Twitter, Facebook, etc. instead and find them all yourself. :P

There is a pinned topic with the same info from the same author on the forums here as well. Be aware that many of the SHiFT Codes that get released such as those from Randy of Gearbox on places like Twitter and Facebook have a limited shelf life. Typically these will only be available for aproximately 48 hours in my experience. It is best to check every couple of days to see if new codes are released and still active. Since this is a community project we all rely on one another to confirm if codes have expired in either the guide, or the forum topic. Don't be shy if you notice an expired code, or find one yourself. POst in the topic if you notice, or want to confirm what someone else has posted. :)

Tip for using guides in Steam overlay

Favoriting any guide for a game will place it right on the front in your Steam overlay for that game. This gives you easy access to your most used guides. I believe you have up to 3 show up in the quicklist in the overlay, but it is definitely a nice feature to have and saves you the time of having to search through the guide list every time you restart the game. :D
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246 Comments
Cheri Sep 20 @ 9:02pm 
there are certain maliwan smgs that have a box magazine instead of the circular dish magazine.. but I see nothing that explains this? is this specific to a unique weapon?
エープピー君 May 16 @ 8:42am 
Answering Layarion's questions
1. Yes, but we don't have a control over it. Weapon parts are chosen randomly.
2. There isn't any suffixes for weapon names. Though, there are prefixes. This guide might be useful CLICK [borderlands.wikia.com]
3. CLICK [borderlands.wikia.com]
Layarion May 14 @ 9:35am 
I'm very new to the game

1) are we able to mix and match parts or something? so far I haven't seen that.
2) is there a guide that helps me learn what all the suffixes/prefixes and what all the names on the gun mean?
3) is there a guide that has all the red text listed?
Corktail May 4 @ 10:48am 
really well done guide
TITOMOSQUITO187  [author] Apr 28 @ 4:40pm 
@threePwny I am pretty sure they used Gibbed to find most of this. Check out where most of them came from on the Reddit page from the sources section and see if they talk about it. I think there is a new topic for every image. The others are listed in the first comment of each one.

At the very least you can probably find more info somewhere by going down that sub-Reddit's rabbit hole. :D:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Borderlands2/comments/1931o4/weapon_parts_infographic_5_pistols/
kover.balint Apr 28 @ 2:22pm 
this has been a tremendous help, thanks everyone involved for putting it together, and posting it here.
Now to experiment with things, like if matching parts offset the drawback of a given part...
P3T-R0 Apr 20 @ 8:20pm 
Very great guide! Now it just needs prefixes and it'll be perfect.
0bsidianFire Apr 19 @ 12:34pm 
Thank you for putting all of this together!
Master Yeet Apr 14 @ 2:15pm 
Great for Harold farming
threePwny Apr 8 @ 4:36pm 
I am curious, how exactly were all of these effects figured out? Previously, I assumed it was all through Gibbed and comparing numbers. But since I've recently started learning about BL2 modding and code dumping, I wondered if that's how most of what's in this guide came about? Or if not, it could be useful for refining the data and making it more useful, like giving numbers and percentages for part bonuses/penalties

E.g. the magazine size bonus for matching grips on assault rifles is larger than the Bandit grip mag size bonus. So for optimizing mag size, it's better to match grips than to go for just Bandit. But looking at the charts, that's not clear unless you check with a gear calculator or Gib a few different variants to compare in-game.

I realize that might be above and beyond what the majority of players will use this guide for, and numbers can be more overwhelming than simple +/- markers, but it's a thought.